Ayala Center

Ayala Center

In the midst of all the hustle and bustle of the Makati Central Business District lies the Ayala Center. Considered to be the Metro’s leading entertainment, shopping, and cultural area, the Ayala Center is home to several malls, department stores, hotels, and even a museum. The Center is easily reached by the Manila Metro Rail Transit (MRT) System, as it has its own stop.

The area is home to two malls run by the Ayala Corporation: Glorietta and Greenbelt. Glorietta is composed of five sections, all interconnected to each other. It has well over 500 shops and restaurants. Meanwhile, Greenbelt also has five sections, with stores ranging from local retail brands to high-end luxury ones.

The area is home to several high-end hotels as well, like the The Peninsula Manila, Raffles Makati, Makati Shangri-La and the Ascott Makati.

But the must-see in the Ayala Center is the Ayala Museum. One of the largest privately-run museums in the country, the Ayala Museum is composed of four floor of exhibits, ranging from paintings to interactive galleries. The museum is also known for hosting Professor Ambeth Ocampo’s “History Comes Alive!” lectures. Ocampo is one of the country’s leading historians.

The Filipinas Heritage Library, which has more than a thousand books on Philippine art, literature, history, and culture, can be found here too.

Arguably one of the best exhibits in the museum is the “Diorama Experience.” The exhibit features 60 handcrafted dioramas that trace the Philippines’ history from the pre-colonial era up to the People Power Revolution of 1986.

Other exhibits to see in the museum are the “Gold of Ancestors” exhibit, which has more than 1,000 gold objects dating back to as early as the 10th century and the “Pioneers of Philippine Art,” a gallery of paintings by artists like Juan Luna, Fernando Amorsolo, and Fernando Zobel.

So if you’re someone who’s looking to take a break from the general rush of Makati, then look no further than Ayala Center.

Top Rated Restaurants in Ayala Center Browse All

  1. Inagiku
    5.0 Stars
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  2. Yabu
    4.5 Stars
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    137 Reviews View
  3. BONO Gelato
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  4. Va Bene Pasta Deli
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    138 Reviews View
  5. Peking Garden
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    79 Reviews View
  6. Izakaya Nihonbashitei
    4.5 Stars
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  7. Gelatissimo
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  8. Cirkulo
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  9. Kumori
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  10. Chili's Grill & Bar
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    235 Reviews View

Top Rated Hotels in Ayala Center Browse All

  1. Makati Shangri-La Hotel
    4.5 Stars
    Hotel
    78 Reviews View
  2. The Peninsula Manila
    4.5 Stars
    Hotel
    98 Reviews View
  3. Fairmont Hotel
    4.5 Stars
    Hotel
    38 Reviews View
  4. Dusit Thani Manila
    4.5 Stars
    Hotel
    41 Reviews View
  5. Holiday Inn Makati
    4.0 Stars
    Hotel
    33 Reviews View
  6. Makati Diamond Residences
    4.5 Stars
    Hotel
    10 Reviews View
  7. Discovery Primea
    5.0 Stars
    Hotel
    8 Reviews View
  8. New World Makati Hotel
    4.0 Stars
    Hotel
    34 Reviews View
  9. Raffles Hotel Manila
    4.5 Stars
    Hotel
    8 Reviews View
  10. Fraser Place Manila
    4.5 Stars
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    8 Reviews View

Top Rated Places in Ayala Center Browse All

  1. Inagiku
    5.0 Stars
    Japanese
    62 Reviews View
  2. Yabu
    4.5 Stars
    Japanese
    137 Reviews View
  3. BONO Gelato
    4.5 Stars
    Gelato
    326 Reviews View
  4. Va Bene Pasta Deli
    4.5 Stars
    Italian
    138 Reviews View
  5. Peking Garden
    4.5 Stars
    Chinese
    79 Reviews View
  6. Makati Shangri-La Hotel
    4.5 Stars
    Hotel
    78 Reviews View
  7. Izakaya Nihonbashitei
    4.5 Stars
    Japanese
    201 Reviews View
  8. Gelatissimo
    4.5 Stars
    Gelato
    80 Reviews View
  9. Cirkulo
    5.0 Stars
    Spanish
    34 Reviews View
  10. Wilson & Ayache Clinic
    5.0 Stars
    Skin Care Service
    23 Reviews View

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